It is with great joy that I am able to report that AMERICAN PASTOR, ANDREW BRUNSON, HAS BEEN SET FREE!!!
After a little more than 2 years in Turkish prison for “Christianization,” Pastor Brunson was freed yesterday thanks to the efforts of the ACLJ, President Donald Trump, and most of all, the fervent prayers of those praying for his release! Please pray with me in celebration of his freedom!
“Dear Lord Jesus,
We thank You for all You have done! Thank You for proving Yourself to be faithful, true, sovereign, and mighty in Pastor Andrew’s life and in the life of his loved ones. Please help him to be re-situated as a free man in the United States!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
Learn more about Jesus, the One who truly sets us free, here.
Today, in church, we talked about the worldwide persecuted church. In North Korea, approximately 50,000 people are incarcerated, simply for being a Christian.
That is 50,000 people, living in prison cells, away from those they love the most.
50,000 people, given little to no rights, for doing nothing more than loving and following their Savior. Continue reading
Leah Sharibu is reportedly alive, well, and begging the Nigerian government to save her from captivity to Boko Haram! You can read more, as well as hear the audio short of her speaking, here.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, promises that “nothing’ll be spared in bringing the Chibok girls home.” In the mean time, let’s pray hard for her, and for the Chibok girls!
“Dear Lord King Jesus,
You are in control; only You and You alone know where Leah is, and how she is truly faring.
Dear Jesus, we pray in Your Name that You would expedite the freedom of Leah Sharibu. Please show her Yourself even right now, and do the miraculous for her and her loved ones and family.
We trust in You, Jesus, and thank You that You have taken care of her so far. Please continue to take care of her as her freedom draws near! Please continue to fill her family and friends with Hope, Strength, and Comfort.
Please, Lord God, deliver the rest of these precious young women to freedom. Thank You, Lord Jesus!
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
JESUS IS IN CONTROL!!! May Leah be safely rescued/freed, soon!!!
I feel that the posts I’ve posted recently have dealt with really heavy, heartbreaking topics. Though these things need to be discussed at times, let us not ever forget the good news amidst our bad: for those who believe, Jesus has SAVED us from hell and is preparing a place for us in heaven! What’s more, He will walk with us every step of the way.
May we always keep this precious truth close to our hearts. ❤
Have a blessed week!
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8, KJV)
Friends and Readers,
Thank you for spending your time today, reading this blog, and praying for the many people it advocates for.
For obvious reasons, today is a sad and solemn day. For those of you who do not know, as of today, it has been four years since the Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram. 276 innocent young women were kidnapped and condemned for simply going to a school that was deemed “sinful” by Boko Haram (their name in Hausa, the local language in Northern Nigeria, means “Western Education is sinful.”)
Over these past four years, approximately 164 of the young women were either freed through negotiations, or made their way out themselves. This is a cause for beautiful celebration. Continue reading
Almost four years ago, I was grieved like never before for the plight of 276 schoolgirls from Northern Nigeria.
In an online devotional, I came across women who were praying mightily and fervently for the release of these girls—and I have been praying ever since.
Over the past four years, much has changed. Nigeria has gotten a new president; the Nigerian government has fought Boko Haram with noticeable success. But, for 112 of the kidnapped Chibok girls, and their friends and families, little to nothing has changed. Continue reading
On Good Friday– March 30th, 2018– it was reported by Vanguard that four suicide bombers in the villages of Malumti, and Muna Zawiya, Nigeria, bombed a checkpoint. The blast killed three civilians and injured anywhere from 13-18 innocent people. Four Boko Haram members were also killed by Nigerian soldiers in these villages, according to Vanguard.
Indeed, the fact that Christ has Risen is something that is infuriating those who are apart of Boko Haram– and the enemy that is truly guiding them (satan).
It’s hard to see and hear of these attacks. It is heartwrenching.
Yet, when the attack of the enemy comes, we know who wins.
It is with this in mind that I wrote this poem, speaking to those who have been personally affected by these tragedies, as well as those who see it happen in the news, day after day. I pray it is encouraging, and blesses your relationship with Christ. Continue reading